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TYPE BUILDER LAUNCHED
II-B Deutsches Werft (Kiel) 29 July 1936
     
COMMISSIONED FELDPOST Nr. SUNK
20 Aug 1936 M26177 25 Apr 1940
     
SUNK BY LOCATION SUNK POSITION SUNK
mine in the Skagerrak 50º 00' N x 09º 00'E

             All hands lost

Commanders of U-22 include:

LAST NAME FIRST NAME RANK FROM TO OTHER BOATS COMMENTS
Grosse Harald Kplt 21 Aug 1936 Oct 1937 U-8, U-34 and U-53 KIA aboard U-53
Winter Werner KK Oct 1937 Oct 1939 U-103  
Jenisch Karl-Heinrich Kplt Oct 1939 25 Apr 1940   KIA aboard U-22
Harald Grosse Werner Winter Karl-Heinrich Jenisch

Initially U-22 was a Frontboot (combat boat) attached to U-Bootflottille Lohs then transferred to the 1st U-Bootflottille in Kiel.  When she was based out of Memel, U-22 had operations in the Baltic Sea then to the North Sea where she patrolled off the Moray Firth over November 1939 and then a mine-laying mission off Newcastle on the night of 20 December 1939.

U-22 struck a mine in the Skagerrak and was lost with all hands.

                  SHIPS SUNK BY U-22 (Grosse commanding)

DATE NAME NATION TYPE GRT
   7 Sep 1939 unknown unknown Submarine unknown
20 Sep 1939 unknown Poland Submarine unknown

   There was no confirmation - maybe just end of run detonations.

                  SHIPS SUNK BY U-22 (Jenisch commanding)

DATE NAME NATION TYPE GRT
18 Nov 1939 PARKHILL England Freighter    500 tons
20 Dec 1939 MARS   * Sweden Freighter 1,877 tons
25 Dec 1939 LOCH DOON   ** England Trawler    534 tons
28 Dec 1939 HANNE  ** Denmark Trawler 1,080 tons
21 Jan 1940 HMS EXMOUTH England Destroyer 1,475 tons
21 Jan 1940 MIRANDA Norway Freighter 1,328 tons
28 Jan 1940 ESTON  ** England Freighter 1,487 tons

   *  MARS struck a mine laid down by U-22 on 15 December 1939.
 
**  LOCH DOON, HANNE and ESTON struck mines laid down by U-22 on 20 December 1939.
                 HMS EXMOUTH  

                  SHIPS DAMAGED BY U-22 (Jenisch commanding)

DATE NAME NATION TYPE GRT
21 Feb 1940 STRATHCLOVA England Trawler 1,500 tons

The torpedo detonated prematurely some yards off the side of STRATHCLOVA and probably only chipped some paint; no real damage.

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Many thanks to our friend and Sharkhunters Member since 1987 GEORG HÖGEL for all the conning tower emblems used in our monthly KTB Magazine and also here on the pages of our website.  GEORG was radioman aboard U-30, the first boat into combat, the first to sink a ship (the liner ATHENIA) and the first into an occupied French port.  When that Skipper (Lemp) took command of U-110, GEORG was one of the former crew to transfer to the new boat under Lemp.  After the war, he was Professor of Art at a major German university.